Exhibition of photography works by the collective SCALENO
Hana Sackler, Ana Lía Orézzoli, and Leslie Hickey
Opening reception on May 18 at 6pm
A collaborative photographic project and installation by the three members of SCALENO collective, which explores the ideas of place and distance.
“We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange… we are homesick most for the places we have never known.”
Some Other Place is an attempt at undoing distance, using photographs and audio as a point of connection and investigation, across oceans and continents. We have asked each other, as friends and photographers, “What is it like there, for you?” and answered with photographs of ten everyday objects. Over time, these subjects lead us to discover each other’s cities and also deepen the exploration of our own. We want to know: what can be found in a park in Lima that wouldn’t be seen in Portland or Berlin? How does fog change the city? What makes a place? Is it the buildings and materials or people and experiences? By bridging our individual everyday moments we have created an alternate universe, an entirely new place that exists, like a novel, solely on the page.
The installation in the SACI Gallery will feature more than 35 photographs chronicling the artists’ exchanges over the last year and a half, printed on lightweight paper, and hung salon style. An audio piece will be housed in an old landline telephone located in the middle of the gallery; the artists will invite visitors to pick up the receiver and listen to a blend of sounds from the United States, Peru and Germany. SCALENO will also publish a newspaper to commemorate the exhibition.
SCALENO collective is comprised of three artists: Leslie Hickey, Ana Lía Orézzoli and Hana Sackler. Members of the collective currently reside in Portland, Oregon (USA), Lima, Peru, and Berlin, Germany. The name, SCALENO, is Italian for scalene; when connected, the cities of the member’s origins create a scalene triangle on the map. SCALENO is specifically interested in the ideas of place, memory, time, and feeling. Some Other Place is SCALENO’s first collaborative project. www.scalenocollective.com